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Vol. XXVII, No. 3
Michaelmas 2012

Spiritual Adoption of the Unborn Child:
Pope Encourages Pilgrims in Poland

Vatican Radio August 16, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI has sent a telegram to the participants of the 301st Pilgrimage Walk from Warsaw to the Shrine of Jasna Gora (Czestochowa), on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the pro-life initiative called “Spiritual Adoption of the Unborn Child.”

It is a 9-month prayer initiative with the intention of protecting unborn life threatened in the womb.

In his message, the Holy Father expressed his appreciation to the people involved in this apostolate, who, with deep faith, promote the Gospel values ??of life and love to counter the threats of abortion, euthanasia, promiscuity, and the problems that affect family life.

Benedict XVI hopes, too, that this initiative can profoundly touch the hearts of men to grow spiritually and give support to children whose lives are threatened, to couples who are having difficulty accepting a new life, and to families tested by abortion.

The “Spiritual Adoption of the Unborn Child” came about in 1987 in Warsaw, to a group linked to the pastoral pilgrimages to Jasna Gora. The initiative later spread throughout Poland, and then to other countries.


Novenas for the Protection of the Unborn

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